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The End of the Road

After spending 15 weeks learning about sustainability, I feel that I have learned the basic meaning and concepts of sustainability. Sustainability to me is being mindful of the environment around you. We should not only think about the now, but … Continue reading

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Food Value

This week I did not have an epiphany but it was good to wrap things up and bring everything to a close. Just like we have talked about closing the loop in class, it was helpful to see us close … Continue reading

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Let’s Close the Gaps

This week I did not have an epiphany but I did enjoy learning about the principle, cradle to cradle and what it can bring to our industry. The article, “Cradle to Cradle; Remaking the Way We Make Things” really allowed … Continue reading

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Is Local Really Better?

This week we learned a lot about being local and what that means for both designers and consumers. I cannot say I had an epiphany but I think this week’s discussion made me think about what really goes in to … Continue reading

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Shopping Locally

I wouldn’t say that I had an epiphany this week. For me, this week was more about trying to grasp an understanding of the article. Dr. Armstrong explained the definitions of biomimicry and industrial ecology in class. Dr. Armstrong’s lecture … Continue reading

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Going Conservative

I loved the L.O.L.A. show this Tuesday! The British woman, Izzy Lane, that Jade spoke about really caught my attention. I love the whole concept of what Izzy Lane is doing. I think this not only grabs a hold of … Continue reading

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Designing to Change

This week has definitely been the hardest weeks in this class thus far. The articles were a difficult read and for some reason my brain just could not wrap around these ideas. After discussing these topics in class on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Purposeful Probe?

Do probes actually have a purpose? In the reading this week, Mattelmaki explained that probes are a way of self-documentation. Probes gather information through pictures, journals, etc. to help designers better understand their consumer. We participated in a design probe … Continue reading

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Running the Race

I’ve ran a marathon. That took a whole lot of training and dedication. This class has made me realize that sustainability is like a marathon. It’s hard, it takes work and dedication, but most of all it takes time. I … Continue reading

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Think Empathic Design.

What is empathy? Put yourself in someone else’s situation and try to imagine how they are viewing things. After reading the second article this week, “Empathic Design”, and discussing in class, I believe I had an “a-ha” moment that allowed … Continue reading

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